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Two Kinds of Easter Leadership Styles

“Risen” is a movie that portrays a fictional 1st century Roman Centurion named Clavius, who is charged with investigating rumors about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. A primary purpose of the film is to illustrate the impact of the resurrection upon this non-believer. The movie, however, also gives us a glimpse of the leadership style of Roman military officers of …

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Missional Church Leadership

One of this week’s meetings was an assessment conference for developing a contextualized training plan for a missional church leader and commissioned pastor candidate, Rodrigo Cano. He is the Hispanic church planter of Alas Conexion (Connections) Church, Grand Rapids, MI. Pastor Cano is pictured with his mentor and friend, veteran missionary to Mexico, Rev. Jim Heneveld. Rodrigo was born in …

Facing Tomorrow

When Bill and Gloria Gaither were anticipating the birth of a child, they were conflicted. On the one hand they were excited about the potential they could envision in this new life; on the other hand, they were troubled by the challenges and difficulties within the world into which this child would be born. Out of their reflection on the …